domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

Mathematics Blog

My example of a fractal is a SNOWFLAKE. This is an example of a fractal because if you take away a fragment of the whole it looks just the same as the whole.

The video below explains how people we knew about fractals we would believe that math was present in nature/snowflakes due to symmetry, because the same pattern was viewed on both sides, so there was a complete balance.

jueves, 11 de marzo de 2010

Natural Sciences Blog

A scientific experiment that is considered unethical was the psychology test of Little Albert by John Watson. This experiment wanted to prove that humans are not born with any fear rather than loud noises. In this experiment Watson made that a little boy called Albert was afraid of fuzzy white objects. What makes the experiment deeply unethical was that the person tested did not have consent of what was going on, and also that Watson could not induct fear into a person, worst a minor, because he did not know what the consequences would bring. Another unethical aspect was that Little Albert did not finish the experiment.

martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

Emotion Post

This video brings me joy because it is about tennis and tennis brings happiness to my life. Watching this video is like remembering about all my tennis experiences, and Azarenka is my role model so this is a joyful video for me. 

This video makes me angry because i HATE Shakira because she places Nadal in this polemic position. This makes me angry because Nadal should not be with another women, because he is mine. I hate how she kisses him in the end of the video. Why did she want him in the video? She can be like her grandma (just kidding) but she is way older! GOSH

This video makes me sad because we are watching the repercussions of the Haiti Earthquake. It makes me sad to see how many people is suffering and how many people was left with anything. Poor people, we should help them. 

domingo, 7 de marzo de 2010

Perception Post

"Doubt is the key to knowledge” (Persian Proverb). 
To what extent is this true in Perception?

I believe that this is true to the extent that if you doubt about a truth then you will seek for more knowledge. You will seek to discover new views and perspectives. 

  • Everybody believed that the Earth was flat. But Christopher Columbus had the doubt so he searched for knowledge, and then proved everybody else that the Earth was round by the trips he made. He believed that by going around he would get to the India, taking a new path. While everybody else only followed one path. 
  • In school, our biology teacher told us to put 3 reasons why people are obese. Everybody wrote the same three answers in the worksheet. But, a friend and I doubted that these were the only answers possible. We searched for more knowledge, and perspectives. We found out that pollution marks a great influence in the hormones and people become fat. 
  • In my personal life, I doubted that the pain in my upper arm after playing a tournament was because of excess of games and effort because I might hit the ball too hard. After visiting many doctors, that could not find the exact reason for my pain, and for them the only solution was weight lifting. After all of this, I doubted that the pain came because of this so I searched for more information about the weight of the racquet and found out that the string I was using was only meant to be used for people of certain weight because it was too hard, and since I did not meet the requirements this harmed my arm. 

IB Assessment Blog

Topic: “There are no absolute distinctions between what is true and what is false”. Discuss this claim
The statement is false. Reality is absolute. There is a clear distinction between truths and falsities. 

Plato once said: If you believe the truth is relative then you believe all views are correct. And if you believe all views are correct then you believe my views are correct. And since I believe truth is absolute, you must therefore believe truth is absolute." Relative truth leads to contradiction.

An example of something true is that the world is round. No ma
tter how many people believed that the world was flat with and end, scientists have proved that the world is round.